New Bowls

Thanks for your patience as the new lathe is taking longer than I would have thought.  I have had to order a new chuck and new mandrel.  It will be up and running in the next several weeks.  I have several bowls in progress.  These include three in maple and one in the spalted maple.  I will also get the largest bowl that I have done when the lathe is up and running.  I will try to post pictures of the rough cut bowl.

I will be lowering the prices on a lot of the inventory to get more interest in the site.  Need to tell your friends to get the lower prices for as long as they last.

Thanks for everyone who has purchased in the past, and hope to see you in the future.  I am going to try different techniques and hope you enjoy the outcome of whatever comes of my trial and error.DSC_0143

Happy Thankgiving

We will be up at the wood shop this holiday, and hope to post some finished projects.  I have several bowls started, and hope that they are dry enough to finish.   Please keep checking back to see what is new from the shop in the hills.

I hope everyone has a great holidays and even a greater time spent with family.

Please visit my other blog at  http://jaybeescrafts.blogspot.com/.   I have lowered the prices for the holidays and will be bringing several new projects to the site soon.

beeMONDAY ONLY!!!! November 30, 2009 (Order any item on Monday, and receive free shipping to anywhere in the US.)  If you email me I will set the shipping cost to $.00.  Thanks again for looking and check back soon and often for updates.

New Blog

Please take a look at my new blog at “http://jaybeescrafts.blogspot.com/”.  It is filled with some of the techniques I have tried, and I want your input so I can learn new techniques and new turning projects.  I have also included a place to voice your thoughts and suggestions.

If you have any new techniques or new ideas, please visit and leave your comments.

Rhodium Precious Metal Pen

This custom hand-turned pen is plated with Rhodium, a member of the Platinum Group of precious metals. The wood is Cocobolo, which is a tropical wood that is very hard and long lasting and will get darker with use. This pen can be refilled by using a Cross refill that can be purchased at most office supply stores.

The fine hand crafted pen will make a great gift or impress your colleagues. It comes in a pen boat for easy wrapping and protection. If you have any questions, please let us know.crafts 139

Angel Winged Bowl

This week I tried to change the winged Cherry Bowl as most people look at it.  Most winged bowls are shallow and it seems to be the nature to have a very even cupped out bowl if you want to have wings.  However I decided to try something different.  I cut the bowl part of the winged bowl a little deeper, which gives it more of a bowl feeling, but kept the wings that gives the traditional look.  The outcome was fantastic.  The wings reach to the sky, and the bowl has a depth that can not be found in the traditional winged bowl.  I was also able to leave some of the bark on the edges of the bowl, which gives it a rich character.  Take a look and give me your thoughts and any suggestions you may have.DSC_0143

In the weeks to come, I am going to try something I saw on a clip from one of the turning sites.  This will give me a vase with wings.  I will upload progress photos, as I think this will take several weeks to complete.

If anyone has any different techniques, please let me know, and thanks for reading.

This weekend

I am heading up to the shop this weekend and not much to get done on the cabin.  This will give me more time to finish a new cherry bowl I have in the works.  This one should be a little larger that the one on the website.  From the rough turn, it appears that it will have very beautiful grain.  I am planning to price this new bowl at a little over $20.00.  I am trying to hold the prices down to help out, with the economy being the way it is.  I do not know of anyone selling their bowls for what I have priced these at.  I must be crazy, as someone told me.

I will try to get the rest of the inventory uploaded so people can see the entire inventory I have at this time.  If you are looking for something special for someone, let me know and I can see if I have one or can make one for you.

New Product

DSC_0048We have just uploaded a new product.  We have decided to add the detachable key ring to our inventory.  This key ring allows you to keep your car keys separate from your house key for better security.

This one is hand turned out of Spalted Maple which gives it a great look.  The finish is gold plated for this one, but we can also offer it in a silver or chrome finish.  Take a look, and we will continue to add new products, and keep you updated.

Helping out in hard times.

I have lowered the prices on my products due to the economy.  I know that everyone is looking at the pennies, so I have decided to lower the items on Etsy under jaybeescrafts, and on my web site.  This will let people take advantage for the upcoming holidays.  Please let me hear from you on your thoughts.

New Sanding technique

crafts 126I just did my first bowl using a new technique for me…..  I used an orbital sander and had the lathe on a lower speed.  This caused the sand paper to do it’s job and not leave any sanding marks.  The bowl was make out of a piece of pecan that I got from a large limb that fell in town.   It only has wax polish on it and I think it came out marvelous.

I will continue to update on new projects when I get them finished.  I hope when I go up the the cabin this weekend, I can get a cherry bowl finished that has been drying for about 1 1/2 months.  A friend had to have a cherry tree cut down at her father’s house and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a good supply for the shop.

Some of our Inventory – Featured Item for the Week

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Walnut, with chrome insert.  This wine stopper is finished in a hand rubbed lacquer for a long lasting and durable finish.   This featured item is on sale this week for $19.95.  Please email us for additional information.

Please forgive us, as this site is under construction, and will have stock number so you can pick out the one you want.   The stoppers and pens are identfied are close to what you will receive.  Thanks for looking and hope we can help you in your crafts needs.

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